Oriental Liliums are big, beautiful and resplendant with the some of the flashiest flowers the plant world has to offer. Orientals were originally bred from several Japanese species such as Lilium speciosum, Lilium brownii, Lilium auratum, Lilium nobilissimum and Lilium rubellum. Today, Oriental Liliums have been bred to great standard for the cut flower industry and make for hardy plants with the right care for the home gardener. There is a wide variety of cultivars offering huge blooms and a wide variety of scents. They have strong stems with uneven crowns.